Exactly how lame is it to sign a contract to work for an organization…then back out of it before you even start working?
Just plain ‘ol lame?
Monster freak-out you’re a loser from hell lame?
Well, whatever you pick…I did that.
My travails in choosing a job after residency have thus far not been chronicled because each interview, etc seemed like it should be kept confidential. Plus, even for those like myself with a bent toward terminal honesty, you just end up saying things in interviews that don’t often match – perfectly – with reality.
“Dude, this practice is the coolest thing since the ice machine. Pu-leeaze let me work here.”
“Frankly, your clinic is the Jay-SUS Christ of the medical industry. Where do I sign up.”
My job search took very close to a year. We have finally decided where we’re going. It’s final. And I’ve left a good number of torqued interviewers in my wake.
My coup de grace came when I actually signed a frequently-negotiated contract. I signed it. Done. I’m there. You got me. Landed the fish. I’m in.
Then something better showed up and – per the contract – I’ve just given my 6 week notice of resignation. No mention in said contract about whether or not he 6 week notice is enforcable when I haven’t even started working yet…but just for good measure, I gave the notice.
They hate me.